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Sponsoring the Conference allows us to welcome more than 1,200 attendees and create opportunities for AUCD members, researchers, policymakers, disability advocates and other professionals in the disability community make deeper connections and share their work to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities. With compelling speakers sharing compelling research and innovative ideas, AUCD is committed to providing sponsors and exhibitors with opportunities to engage with and reach out to all attendees. Learn more about AUCD Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities!





Statement on Gun Violence and Mass Shootings to Ensure the Safety of People with Disabilities

AUCD is concerned about the increased incidence of mass shootings and gun violence in the past few years, and we are grateful for the bipartisan efforts to address it. We recognize this issue is a complex balancing act of personal freedom and collective safety in the United States. However, we must also acknowledge that among developed economies, the United States has the highest level of gun violence, gun shots are the leading cause of death for children, and many of these deaths occur at home or in other homes and not in schools or mass shootings.



Statement of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities on Reproductive Health

In response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision today in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) issues the following statement. First and foremost, AUCD recognizes the significance and complexity of the impact of the decision on all people, including those with disabilities. For many, this is deeply personal. AUCD fully supports and advocates for people with disabilities to have the right and freedom to make their own decisions about healthcare.



2022 Emerging Leaders Map: Supporting Resiliency and Self-Determination for All

This interactive map highlights Emerging Leaders from across the country. Check out what emerging leaders across the country are doing to support resilience and self-determination.



Walking Gives the Brain a 'Step-up' in Function for Some

It has long been thought that when walking is combined with a task - both suffer. Researchers at AUCD's Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC), Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience at the University of Rochester found that this is not always the case. Some young and healthy people improve performance on cognitive tasks while walking by changing the use of neural resources. However, this does not necessarily mean you should work on a big assignment while walking off that cake from the night before.





Disability Policy News

AUCD, Disability Policy News, every MondayHealthcare; Puerto Rico; Mental Health; Subminimum wage; Social Security and Medicaid; Employment



Disability Policy News

AUCD, Disability Policy News, every MondayBudget; ABLE Age Adjustment Act; SSI Savings Penalty Elimination Act; Mental Health Matters Act; White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health



Disability Policy News

AUCD, Disability Policy News, every MondayBudget; Senate Introduces the SSI Savings Penalty Elimination Act; Money Follows the Person Expansion; U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Released about Disability Discrimination in Artificial Intelligence (AI); U.S. Department of Education Announces Call for Public Comments About Amendments to Section 504 Regulations


AUCD Events

Segmented Public Health Messages: Inclusive Public Health Communication Workshop Series

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Monday, July 11, 2022
3:00pm - 4:00pm ET
Location: Webinar

Segmented Public Health Messaging will help participants harness the power of storytelling to enhance messaging and evoke emotion and compassion within a diverse audience. Content will focus specifically on weaving social justice themes into your content, and building audience engagement by highlighting community efforts to combat health inequities.

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AIR-P Presents: Systems Approaches in Autism Services Research  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
4:00pm ET - 5:00pm ET
Location: Zoom

This webinar will be presented by Dr. Dora Raymaker, on the following topics: -An overview of systems approaches to inquiry, including systems thinking and action research -An overview of relevant concepts and methodologies within these approaches, including leverage, generative causality, system dynamics, and critical systems heuristics -Using leverage to identify how to create to long-term change through intervention -Real-world examples of using systems approaches within autism employment research and public health

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NTDC Webinar: Prioritizing Decolonization When Engaging with Indigenous Communities

NTDC Webinar: Prioritizing Decolonization When Engaging with Indigenous Communities  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, July 21, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Zoom

American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN; Indigenous) children are at high risk for neurodevelopmental disorders including developmental delay, learning disabilities, and conduct disorders. Major risk factors, in addition to low socioeconomic status, are the loss of traditional child-rearing practices due to historical trauma, racism, and oppression.

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AUCD Network Events

Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities: 2022 Summer Learning Series

Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities: 2022 Summer Learning Series  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - Monday, August 1, 2022
Location: Virtual

The Community and Professional Development Training Program offered by the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute is committed to providing evidence-based training across a broad spectrum of topics to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities and their families. MCDD's 2022 Summer Learning Series will run from June through early August. The series consist of one-hour to three-hour workshops with interdisciplinary topics focused on working with individuals with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities and their families.

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